The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) seized a number of items as part of an operation targeting an organised crime gang in Meath.
Approximately eighty officers are deployed on this search operation and the following items were discovered:
- 3 stolen vehicles: Toyota Landcruiser, Toyota Hilux, Toyota Avensis;
- 4 vehicles were seized for having marked gas oil (Green Diesel);
- 1 vehicle was seized as evidence in connection with the theft of another SUV in Cork;
- Drugs (Ecstasy) to the value of €2,500;
- Assorted plant, machinery and tools (including a topper/mulcher);
- €1,500 in cash;
- An air rifle;
- Jewellery, documents, mobile phones and electronic devices.
Seven searches in total were carried out in total consisting of five residential and two professional office searches. Four of the five residential searches were carried out in the Ashbourne Garda District and one in the Navan Garda District, while the two professional searches were conducted in offices in Dublin, according to the Criminal Assets Bureau.
All searches were conducted under CAB Warrants, Section 14 of the Criminal Assets Bureau Act 1996, as amended.
The CAB was assisted by Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau; the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (Stolen Motor Vehicle Unit); the Garda Dog Unit, the Garda Mounted Unit; the Eastern Region Regional Response Unit; the Meath Division Divisional Search Team; Gardaí from Ashbourne and Navan, and Revenue Customs conducted a search operation in County Meath on Tuesday (November 13th).
Personnel from the Criminal Assets Bureau, Meath Garda Division, Eastern Region Regional Response Unit; Stolen Motor Vehicle Unit; Garda Mounted Unit, Garda Dog Unit; Garda National Drugs; and Organised Crime Bureau.
Assistance was provided by the Customs Oil Enforcement Unit from the Border Region and by the Customs Cash and Drugs Dog Unit from Dublin, a statement released by the Criminal Assets Bureau outlined.
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